Danish networks of researchers

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Crisis management

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COPE The University of Copenhagen is one of the largest institutions of research and education in Scandinavia and offers a strong international environment and is therefore able to attract academic staff from all over the world. The Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE) is a platform for inter-disciplinary research, teaching and networking on disasters and climate change issues.


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UCC University College Copenhagen (KØBENHAVNS PROFESSIONSHØJSKOLE) is one of the largest university colleges in Denmark with 20.000 full-time students and 2.000 full-time employees. Research and innovation at UCC is application-oriented, as it emphasises interprofessional problem solving and comprehension.

Both research and teaching activities related to the Emergency and Risk Management programme at UCC are targeted towards institutions from both the public welfare sector, civil sector organisations and private companies, and there is a focus on risk and crisis management of a broad variety of hazards: natural, technological, and terrorism.

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Natural Hazard

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Klimatilpasning.dk The Danish portal for Climate Change Adaptation presents the existing knowledge on climate change and climate change adaptation within a number of areas. The information is targeted at individuals, municipalities and businesses. The portal provides information on the newest research and development within climate change adaptation in Denmark and abroad. The portal also contains a number of specific examples (case descriptions) of adaptation measures. Website
DMI DMI (Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut) serve society with meteorological knowledge and data within the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland with surrounding waters and airspace. The tasks cover weather, climate and sea. They range from issuing weather forecasts and hazard warnings to producing ice information for Greenland and developing future climate scenarios for climate adaptation in Denmark.

DMI has a research and development department with more than 70 researchers and PhD students. DMI's research is application-oriented. For example, we develop models that can predict weather, climate or the dispersion of substances in the air or sea. We test and check how measurements from satellites can best be translated into useful knowledge. We study and map the climate of the future so that today's Denmark can invest wisely in infrastructure that will last.

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Information Technology

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ITU CIST The ITU Center for Information Security and Trust (ITU CIST) provides a multidisciplinary research environment, delivering knowledge and capacity necessary to tackle modern cybersecurity challenges from a societal, legal, organizational, and technical point of view. ITU CIST draws on expertise in information security, computer science, social science, law and philosophy, covering the range of basic research in security science to applied research in systems-building and analysis of the implications to society. Website Facebook Twitter